June 27th, 2018 - Please Note:
We are currently out of stock on the Tweaked Generation Bb, and Low G whistles. Please feel free to place your order now; we will then ship it as soon as possible.
As you're probably aware, Generation does not make Low Whistles (Bb is the lowest whistle that they make). Jerry Freeman takes the Generation mouthpiece, improves it with his world-famous tweaking process, then adds it to his own Brass whistle body, making a truly unique whistle.
The Low A whistle is approx. 16.5" long; the Low G whistle is approx. 18" long. They have a nice, mellow tone and are easy to blow through their entire two octave range. Note that these whistles are large enough that you might want to use the "Modified Piper's Grip" that we describe in the Low Whistle section of our website.
Sound clip of the Generation Low G
The "Tweaked" Generation D whistle has been fine-tuned by Jerry Freeman. You'll find Jerry's comments about what he does (and why) below:
This whistle is a breakthrough for pennywhistle enthusiasts.
Generation whistles have long been the standard of Irish and other traditional whistle music. However, in the last few decades, the quality of the mass produced Generation whistles has changed. Serious whistle musicians often check out many whistles, often over a period of years, looking for that one, good Generation whistle.
This whistle has been tweaked (the traditional term for fine tuning a whistle) by Jerry Freeman to create as close as possible to an ideal Generation. It has that coveted Generation sound, with its beloved chiff, but it plays well and easily.
The end result is a very pleasing sound right up to the top of the
second register (loud, but not harsh) and an easy to play whistle. What one famous
Irish whistler has called "That Generation sweetness" comes out clear and true.
The above text
- and pic below - are used with kind permission of Jerry Freeman
If you are new to playing whistle, we always recommend that you start with a soprano whistle in the key of D! See our Beginner's Section for more info on whistle keys.
(Don't forget to order a Whistle Pouch for your whistle!)
Tweaked Generation Whistles
Simply select your whistle from the proper Dropdown Box below, adjust the quantity if desired, then click the "Add to Your Shopping Cart" button.